Ways to remove grease stains from carpet

Fat-based stains (butter, margarine, gravy, etc.) may be difficult-to-clean, unless you have read the following cleaning tips:

As soon as you notice the stain, scrape off the excess grease and blot as much of it as possible. Use a paper towel or a clean cloth for blotting. Then use some of the cleaning solutions suggested below to clean the stain.

Dry-solvent spot carpet cleaner

One way to get rid of the unsightly grease stains includes using a dry-solvent spot carpet cleaner following the label instructions.

Dishwasher detergent

Another method against grease stains is to use a few drops of a liquid grease-cutting dish-washing detergent diluted in a cup of water. (Be sure to dilute detergents with strong colours. Colourless detergent is preferred.)

Put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it on the stain. Then blot it up. The solution will cut through the grease in the carpet just the way it does on your dishes.

You may need to repeat the cleaning procedure for stubborn stains. If the stain has set, you may want to use a brush to work it up and out of the fibers.

Rinse the area with white vinegar to remove all of the detergent and blot. Again, sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove what is left by the detergent/vinegar solution.

Dish soap

Rub in generous amounts of dish soap gently and leave the solution to act for a few minutes.

Then, use a large amount of hot water tackling the stain with as much force as possible, literally blasting the stain away. Blot the stain with a paper towel.

If the stain persists, reapply soap and scrub in with a brush.

Absorbent (baking soda, cornstarch, etc.)

Sprinkle the absorbent over the stain and let it stay for a few minutes. Then, vacuum the absorbent. Sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent and blot it up.

If the stain persists, make a mixture of a tablespoon of white vinegar, a few drops of liquid dish-washing soap to dilute in warm water. Sponge the stain with the solution. Then, blot it up.

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